While the housing and residential sector has struggled recently , one area has shown consistent growth – Timber Frame. The industry has shown consistant growth and more importantly is developing new innovative solutions all of the time. The result is a dynamic industry that is bucking the challenging economic trend.
Despite being a traditional industry building practices have to change; ways must be found to re-skill, improve productivity, reduce the impact of development on the environment, improve quality and provide higher standards for homeowners. Off-site fabrication and building in controlled environments, is one way to change: creating as much of a building as possible inside, leaving as l little as possible to the perils of weather and differing labour skills.
Timber Frame manufacturers are in the forefront of this revolution, investing in new, highly automated plant. Fully integrated computer design, engineering and manufacturing systems can produce the frame of a complete design, engineering and manufacturing systems can produce the frame of a complete house quickly and accurately, increasing the speed of build and the overall quality of the product.
Fermacell is working closely with this evolving market. With offsite manufactuers making elements of buildings (link here to offsite part of website) and also the market leaders in Timber Frame manufacturing. Fermacell offers the timber frame industry a more robust and dense building board that provides increased structural stability and better quality while reducing overall cost.